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Hellstrom, S; Mayrhofer, S; Rippel-Rachle, B; Smulders, FJM; Korkeala, H.
(2007): Prevalence and genetic diversity of Listeria monocytogenes in foods marketed in Vienna, Austria
ARCH LEBENSMITTELHYG. 2007; 58(4): 116-120. FullText FullText_BOKU

To determine the prevalence of Listeria (L.) monocytogenes in foods distributed on the Austrian market,261 fish samples and 155 other food samples were investigated. The overall prevalence of L. monocytogenes in all samples was 16%. In pork, poultry, minced meat, beef and fish, the prevalences were 30%, 21%, 18%, 14% and 13%, respectively. The serotype most commonly found was 1/2a. PFGE analysis of 65 strains revealed 29 Ascl pulsotypes. Comparison of the strain collection analysed here with one previously analysed in Finland suggests that some L. monocytogenes strains may be better adapted to the aquatic and/or fish processing environment than others.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Mayrhofer Sigrid

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